Poetry: Breaking Standard Language Grammar

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Poetry is the breaking of standard language grammar for presentation and sound. Most often Prose takes advantage of standard rules in order to phrase in consistent ways and increase comprehension about works of words in general. Poetry ignores all of these rules and established norms so that the poet connects emotionally with the the reader, doing what they will with words with no holds barred. Originally poetry was preformed and spoken to song or to background music. Many ballads or epic could be classified in this manner as the point is to tell the story but the words are organized in such a way that they draw the listener into the story, the listener is among the characters.

Established poetical practice of organizing words is done with meter a style adopted by the Greeks seen in stories such The Odyssey. Latin speaking peoples were obsessed with hexameter, an organization of six feet, each consisting of a stressed and
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A syllable is a unit of language and in English, plus most other languages, a syllable is created by one of the five vowel sounds formed with consonant sounds on either the beginning, end or both. Vowel sounds are sounds made directly by our vocal chords while consonants are formed by our mouths, lips, teeth and tongue. Stress on syllables is the specific way we say words in our language. Interrupted and disrupted stress and especially patterns in stress have a powerful effect on a listener. A famous example is in Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet where Shakespeare follows a specific pattern of stress throughout the play until specific lines such as, 'Romeo, Romeo, where art thou Romeo? ' Following the pattern of stress is impossible in this line because of Romeo 's name. “Rom-e-o, Rom-e-o” This sounds very strange during the course of the play and provides a commentary on the doomed nature of Romeo and Juliet 's relationship, that because of who Romeo is the relationship is

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